Welcome to Global Americans and the Foreign Policy and Democracy Monitoring Project
Global Americans, LLC was established as a 501(c)(3) in 2015 to promote moderate debate on the Americas and the region’s role in the world. Changes in global politics call for a fresh perspective on international relations, democratic development, social inclusion, and foreign policy, particularly in a region in which foreign relations and comparative politics have traditionally been measured and studied in relationship to the United States alone. The economic, diplomatic and political growth and presence of countries like China, Russia, Turkey, India, and Brazil have increasingly defined the global international order and the foreign policies of Latin America and the Caribbean, not necessarily in exclusion of the U.S. but as part of a larger, more diverse shift.
Global Americans works with a range of scholars and activists across the region to promote analysis and discussion on these changes and their implications for democracy, human rights, social inclusion, development, and foreign policy—including U.S. foreign policy. Its central publishing platform is its website, www.LatinAmericaGoesGlobal.org, where it posts op-ed style essays, data, articles, and reports by its contributors and staff members. These articles are often translated into Spanish and syndicated to the Grupo de Diarios America, the association of daily newspapers in Latin America.
Made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for Democracy, this report is the first in a project to analyze and track the foreign policies of Latin American states and those of other select countries of the Global South as they relate to democracy and human rights, and the international norms and practices that have emerged in the past 50 years to defend and protect them. Using this report’s analysis as a baseline, we will continue to provide updates and media alerts on votes and actions by states in the hemisphere—including the U.S.—and explore how those affect democratic governance and human rights. The goal is to promote greater discussion and accountability of foreign policy in the Western Hemisphere.
Global Americans is Christopher Sabatini (executive director), Amy Williams (managing director), Mariano Buey Fernandez (research associate), and Mishella Romo (research assistant). We’d like to thank Mariano and Mishella for their research for this report.
If you have comments or questions about this report, the project or our other activities, please don’t hesitate to contact me via e-mail
(email@example.com) or Twitter (@ChrisSabatini).
Global Americans is a 501(c)(3) think tank focused on human rights, democracy and social inclusion in Latin America. The Board of Global Americans is made up of distinguished members of the private, public and government sectors who all share an interest in Latin American economics and policy. Our members include:
Julissa Reynoso, the former U.S. ambassador to Uruguay and currently a partner at Chadbourne and Parke.
Hunter Carter, a partner at Arent Fox specializing in commercial litigation and human rights in Latin America.
Gray Newman, a former Managing Director and Chief Latin American Economist for Morgan Stanley.
Shannon O’Neil, the Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Tomas Bilbao, the Managing Director of Avila Strategies. He was formerly the Executive Director of the Cuba Study Group.
Jay Lonschein, the owner of Lonschein Accounting Services.
The views presented in this report are the views of its authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Board.